Clapper Rail

Rallus crepitans

Summary 7

The clapper rail (Rallus crepitans) is a member of the rail family, Rallidae. The taxonomy for this species is confusing and still being determined. The Ridgway's rail and the mangrove rail have been recently split. Furthermore, some taxonomists consider the king rail and Aztec rail should be considered within this group as those birds look similar and the birds are known to interbreed where they share territories.

Distribution 8

occurs (regularly, as a native taxon) in multiple nations

Sources and Credits

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  3. (c) Kenneth Bader, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/857226
  4. (c) darwindhamma, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://conabio.inaturalist.org/photos/1063970
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  7. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rallus_crepitans
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